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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Apr 21, 2011 10:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 11/15/69, Expectations , and more 'out of the closet'

I remember when "Wake of the Flood" came out, us teenaged guys thought it was pretty wimpy ( actually it kind of is , when you put all those mellow songs together ). I bet we would have enjoyed that Lovelight more that a 73 Eyes !
In the reviews, I love the guys complaining about the piano, as if it was foreign to Rock ( Jerry Lee, Fats, and Little Richard would disagree ).
Thanks for the interesting response and the usual through documentation.
It is great to see that early Christgau review . He always had a soft spot for the Dead, and he, and his sort of "Koranic" style, can be harsh to the extreme !
I should say, that I directed a rather picky, , non-Deadhead friend to your blog posts on the Velvets, and the Byrds , etc.. He knows his stuff, huge Byrds fan, and he was very favorably impressed .

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Apr 22, 2011 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 11/15/69, Expectations , and more 'out of the closet'

Ha ha, yes. Part of my wicked plan to convert those picky Byrds & Velvets fans to the Dead...

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Apr 22, 2011 7:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 11/15/69, Expectations , and more 'out of the closet'

His idea of perfection is a well written, tight 3 minute single . Big Beatles( Revolver era especially), and Elvis Costello fan , you get the drift . He like the early Dead, ( loves the Garcia stuff on the first album, side 1 of Anthem, most of AOX., Workingman's(- Cj), American Beauty except Trucking AND Attics {I just shake my head at that one} . He had 2 from the Vault .
After he read a bunch of your Dead blog stuff, I make a 2 disc highlights of the Fillmore West 69 ( got him both the 2/27 and 3/1 Dark Stars ) . He liked it , SO
you "wicked plan" is working !